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Lot 20: HOWLITE NODULE
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
Tick Canyon, California
The exterior of this gray and white speckled rock gives little indication of what's to be found on its sliced interior face. The polished inside surface reveals an almost spotless snow-white expanse; gray veins and brown patches intrude around the edge but the sea of whiteness is broken only by a small soft orange sunburst near the center. An unusual and intriguing piece, it measures 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches.